Full name







The Misfits


Hired goon for Eric Raymond

Voiced by

Charlie Adler

For the live-action film character, see Zipper (film).

Zipper (who's real name goes unstated) is a hired thug for Eric Raymond. He is highly unscrupulous and mercantile, and has gone to great lengths to fulfill his assignments, from theft to attempted murder. He has an extensive criminal background and has changed his hair color to thwart detection. He is also not too bright.


From what we can find in the Jem series, Zipper is the typical thug you can find in an alley. However, he is very discrete about his jobs.


The normal thug from the streets is hired by Eric Raymond in order to "scare" some girls in a house. The plan was for Zipper to get inside the house and move some of the objects inside to make the girls get scared. Then he was supposed to fled from the scene. However, it was a little bit different: he got into the house by breaking a window and started stealing objects. Jerrica, Kimber, Aja and Shana went down to the first floor to investigate and caught him in the act. While trying to escape, he ran and pushed Kimber, making her throw a lantern with a candle that provoked the fire of Starlight House. Eric was furious about this failure.

Another of his appearances was in the episode Hot Time in Hawaii, with orders from Pizzazz to kidnap Kimber and leave her inside a volcano. In the end, he was arrested by the police.



  • There isn't a known name for Zipper. In an interview, Christy Marx stated that he was "too inconsequential a character to bother giving him a name more than that."
  • During his time on the show, his hair color changes. This was probably an edition issue in the overseas production, since he wasn't a regular character. The hair colors are brown and black.
  • Zipper is the one that caused the Starlight House to burn down. Though Eric is the unintentional driving force behind the act.
  • Zipper was originally called "Perve".
  • He also appears in the books, comic books, and the film adaption.
  • Zipper, Eric Raymond, and Techrat share the same voice actor, Charlie Adler.
  • Zipper was written out because the writers felt the character was too thuggish.
  • It's assumed that he remained in jail after the Hot Time in Hawaii episode, since it was his last appearance. After he was written out, Techrat started appearing more.
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